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My name is Tamsin Vale and my life is about to get real… Really complicated and ridiculously dangerous. Which is almost funny given at nineteen I already know too much of the darkness of the world and people, the secrets they keep. Or so I thought. Turns out those quirky abilities I’ve been keeping secret expose me to a world I didn’t know existed. Sure, I knew I wasn’t My name is Tamsin Vale and my life is about to get real… Really complicated and ridiculously dangerous. Which is almost funny given at nineteen I already know too much of the darkness of the world and people, the secrets they keep. Or so I thought. Turns out those quirky abilities I’ve been keeping secret expose me to a world I didn’t know existed. Sure, I knew I wasn’t human—but how exactly do I find out more without ending up in the wrong hands? And I’m not so sure I’m in the right hands now given some of the reactions to finding me. They say I’m the last fairy. I’m not sure I should trust them when their thoughts are mostly of power and how to use me. But I’m also not sure I have much of a choice. My powers are dangerous and I don’t know how to use them. They promise to teach me what I need to know and give me a chance at something I’ve never had before. A normal life. I don’t think anything about Artemis University and those who attend is normal, but it’s still better than the life I’ve been living if they keep half their promises. I think hoping they’ll keep half is generous. Artemis University is a hot burning reverse harem, university-age paranormal academy series with darker elements, strong language, violence, and a heroine who follows her own moral compass of what is right… And who she ends up giving her heart to.


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My name is Tamsin Vale and my life is about to get real… Really complicated and ridiculously dangerous. Which is almost funny given at nineteen I already know too much of the darkness of the world and people, the secrets they keep. Or so I thought. Turns out those quirky abilities I’ve been keeping secret expose me to a world I didn’t know existed. Sure, I knew I wasn’t My name is Tamsin Vale and my life is about to get real… Really complicated and ridiculously dangerous. Which is almost funny given at nineteen I already know too much of the darkness of the world and people, the secrets they keep. Or so I thought. Turns out those quirky abilities I’ve been keeping secret expose me to a world I didn’t know existed. Sure, I knew I wasn’t human—but how exactly do I find out more without ending up in the wrong hands? And I’m not so sure I’m in the right hands now given some of the reactions to finding me. They say I’m the last fairy. I’m not sure I should trust them when their thoughts are mostly of power and how to use me. But I’m also not sure I have much of a choice. My powers are dangerous and I don’t know how to use them. They promise to teach me what I need to know and give me a chance at something I’ve never had before. A normal life. I don’t think anything about Artemis University and those who attend is normal, but it’s still better than the life I’ve been living if they keep half their promises. I think hoping they’ll keep half is generous. Artemis University is a hot burning reverse harem, university-age paranormal academy series with darker elements, strong language, violence, and a heroine who follows her own moral compass of what is right… And who she ends up giving her heart to.

30 review for Upended Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    ★Me Myshelf and I★

    That’s a record breaking dnf @ 6% Completely unfair of me so not rating it. Yea I can’t tell much at this point but here’s what I do know... this FMC is a right piece of work. Doing my head in. I have flashbacks of Vienna from The Lost and Chosen. That’s this girl. If you can’t get enough of Vienna then try .... oh I didn’t even get far enough to get this girls names.... Let’s call her “the last fairy”. Every cliche is here in the first 6%. She’s swearing like a sailor She’s beating up every guy That’s a record breaking dnf @ 6% Completely unfair of me so not rating it. Yea I can’t tell much at this point but here’s what I do know... this FMC is a right piece of work. Doing my head in. I have flashbacks of Vienna from The Lost and Chosen. That’s this girl. If you can’t get enough of Vienna then try .... oh I didn’t even get far enough to get this girls names.... Let’s call her “the last fairy”. Every cliche is here in the first 6%. She’s swearing like a sailor She’s beating up every guy she comes across - But that’s not her fault they touched her first. Doesn’t know what she is and kidnapped by supernaturals after a magic flare She breaks a magic orb declaring her the last fairy... “let’s breed her” are the first words out of some douchebag mouth - just to give her something to get all cross about. Her threats are long drawn out monologue, like who is even scared enough of her at this point to care what she’s threatening? Defensive Aggressive Quick tempered can anyone else say “trying to hard” But she’s reasonable and doesn’t want to hurt anyone... really. Just don’t try to tell her secrets or she’ll take a life debt from you... and it might not be you but your children she claims it from. So technically if she hurts someone it’ll all be your fault and she is absolved of doing any wrong. So there. That’s reasonable. Alls I’m saying is, If a Male MC had these qualities we would not like him. Same applies to an FMC.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Collier

    Not great I made it half way through, but it was like slogging through mud. It was difficult to read because the writing was so poorly done. Grammatically, many of the sentences were run-on with lots of missing subjects. They weren’t even strung together in a way that most people would talk. I get that the lead was an orphan with a ninth grade education, but even a 5th grader speaks better than her character. Also, the opening was strange, with zero background as to why she was doing what she was Not great I made it half way through, but it was like slogging through mud. It was difficult to read because the writing was so poorly done. Grammatically, many of the sentences were run-on with lots of missing subjects. They weren’t even strung together in a way that most people would talk. I get that the lead was an orphan with a ninth grade education, but even a 5th grader speaks better than her character. Also, the opening was strange, with zero background as to why she was doing what she was caught doing. And Tams attitude is terrible. She is not a like able character. The author wants her to be some heroine because she speaks truth to power, but really she comes off as obnoxious, mean, egotistical, bratty, etc. I don’t recommend wasting time or money on this book, but I do highly recommend to the author hiring a good editor and maybe taking some basic English lessons.

  3. 5 out of 5

    lauren

    Issues I'm giving this book a solid 3 stars, although I enjoyed this book storyline, it also needs a lot of work. Repetitive use of words is big, our main girl being a wise stick it to you was fun at times but also down right annoying. I'm all about strong women but I also know when to watch and observe. Our heroine chewed everyone's a***, she was a tit for tat an eye for an eye at every turn which I will repeat kinda fun, and kinda ass****lish. Not sure if this is a RH seeing as we only get one Issues I'm giving this book a solid 3 stars, although I enjoyed this book storyline, it also needs a lot of work. Repetitive use of words is big, our main girl being a wise stick it to you was fun at times but also down right annoying. I'm all about strong women but I also know when to watch and observe. Our heroine chewed everyone's a***, she was a tit for tat an eye for an eye at every turn which I will repeat kinda fun, and kinda ass****lish. Not sure if this is a RH seeing as we only get one lover, we get mention of other guys but they take a big back seat, then come out again, the a bigger back seat. The description of the parties are scares at best. I didn't even know our main character was a red head until she said something to her roommate about dealing with her red curls. The author used most of the book on pointless fights then on the information we needed. She also dragged on her power thing with the pills, y'all understand when read. Get to the story and stop with the unnecessary! And lastly, Lord please have someone help you with ur sexy talk. Each encounter I was seriously cringing, it's like those funny memes u read of men from other countries saying to women, Ur p**** is hot. You want to get ate my princess? And these are real lines! Lol Horrible foreal, I could not stand the sex scenes with its weird talk. also she is the one in charge of all the men during these sex encounters, it's weird seeing as her main lover is a dragon and suppose to be dominant, he's not, and it's just weird when u give him this trait but don't follow through said trait.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    Loved it Just read it! I don't do many reviews but I actually loved this story and can't wait to continue it..hopefully it won't be long..hint,hint ;) granted some won't agree but to each their own,ya know! Give it a try,it's worth it. Loved it Just read it! I don't do many reviews but I actually loved this story and can't wait to continue it..hopefully it won't be long..hint,hint ;) granted some won't agree but to each their own,ya know! Give it a try,it's worth it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Silvia Andrito

    Series Review: I went back and forth in what to rate this book. There are a lot of things that I didn’t like which were making me lean towards 3 ⭐️, but at the end of the day I did read all 4 books in 2 days and will be reading the next one as soon as it is out so decided to give 4 ⭐️. The good: It is an intriguing and fairly fresh idea. I like the world the author built. The lore and world building is actually one of the main reasons I keep coming back. I want to know what happened to Farie. I Series Review: I went back and forth in what to rate this book. There are a lot of things that I didn’t like which were making me lean towards 3 ⭐️, but at the end of the day I did read all 4 books in 2 days and will be reading the next one as soon as it is out so decided to give 4 ⭐️. The good: It is an intriguing and fairly fresh idea. I like the world the author built. The lore and world building is actually one of the main reasons I keep coming back. I want to know what happened to Farie. I want the corruption of this world to be righted. I am intrigued about all the races and their societies. All in all that aspect is very well done. I like a lot of the characters. The heroine is strong, feisty, a fighter, someone that has gone through a lot yet manages to be just and not be too dark. The harem is interesting enough, even if they need more depth. I like that from time to time one of them steps on it and issues ensue since that is an actual thing that does occur in relationships. I like that the female has a lot of the power in all of her relationships (even if it sometimes backfires in the building of the relationships). I like a lot of the side characters that are strong and supportive and overall like-able. The bad: Ok so these are the things I was not a fan of and feel some of them would have been vastly improved if the author had a good editor. Yes there are some grammar issues, but I usually don’t care about that unless they are extreme which I didn’t feel was the case here. What did bother me was the story flow. Sometimes I had to go back and reread whole sections because I didn’t understand what the author was trying to say, other times I had to reread because things just came completely out of left field and in a way that did not flow well. Also there has not been enough plot development and we are already 4 books in. Something else is that Tamsin comes across as preachy, a lot. I enjoy a good dress down as much as anyone, however when you are constantly doing it (several times per book) it comes across as preachy, and diminishes the effect. It doesn’t matter if it is other students, parents, faculty, staff, or rulers, you bet Tamsin has bitched them out. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. So no need for so much exposition and just take action. She also likes to reveal a lot of her private life and plans out in public, when it has been established that everyone’s hearing is really good and that there are a lot of spies out to get info on her. That comes across as a dumb thing to do and just poor strategy. Lastly, the sex and relationships also bothered me a bit. The sex is very female dom, which is fine, but makes it a little unbelievable. She, a college student without a lot of relationships, conquests, or a lot of sexual experience really has all these men panting after her like slaves? Ok, that is sexy for a bit if you are able to suspend your disbelief, but not the best way to build a relationship. Add in that it tends to be pretty repetitive on what she wants from them and lots of master/slave play (even if the words are not used to describe it as such) and it makes the sex scenes less sexy. As for the relationships, we are 4 books in and they still can’t decide if they are serious? As a matter of fact there is still 1 member of the harem that has not been added. How many books is this going to be? Also the end of book 4 with how things developed and were left with Craftsman was not my favorite. A lot still needs to happen and be developed in the story, characters, and relationships. The reason I gave it 4 ⭐️ in spite of having some reservations is because I WANT to know what happens next and will be looking forward to the next book. Hopefully the author gets a good editor and some of these issues get resolved.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rhema P __(:з」∠)__

    I know this is RH, I know it’ll be cliche; I don’t even care. it should just be entertaining & be something I can happily shove in my gp shelf. No ridiculousness. No bad cheesiness and nothing like this book. Tbh, The beginning was alright. ignoring the typos; I sort of liked Tamsin, but 20% in and it was like reading a completely different book. The plot got (excessively) convenient, super-duper cliche and weirdly paced. I swear at some points, I literally didn’t know how a scene came about. Like I know this is RH, I know it’ll be cliche; I don’t even care. it should just be entertaining & be something I can happily shove in my gp shelf. No ridiculousness. No bad cheesiness and nothing like this book. Tbh, The beginning was alright. ignoring the typos; I sort of liked Tamsin, but 20% in and it was like reading a completely different book. The plot got (excessively) convenient, super-duper cliche and weirdly paced. I swear at some points, I literally didn’t know how a scene came about. Like the characters just jumped out of thin air, and most of them were either bland props, plain weird (Hudson) or overdone (Izzy). And Tamsin went from an assholish but a semi level-headed person to brash, impulsive, and a cliche ‘tough girl’; the one who’d brandish a knife instead of telling someone to calmly ‘fuck off’. Or brag in gym class. She was overconfident and overpowered and fancied herself the underdog champion, telling off anyone anywhere. and she could get away with throwing out innuendos but vice-versa; its harassment. (view spoiler)[Everyone in the whole school was fascinated by her. Why? :because she’s the first person in years to be an “Unknown” (like Supes don’t get occasionally lost in the human world), and first to decide not to declare her ‘Supe’ status; yeah I’m sure no ones ever done that before either. (hide spoiler)] As for the sexy bits: I really really wouldn’t call them that. This was less about magic and “Supes” and the fairies that went “poof” and more of Tasman being treated as the hottest thing since bread.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather Gilbert

    So many thoughts I’m so mixed on this book! On one hand, I loved it, on the other hand, I couldn’t relate to it. Our FMC is beyond tough, even as the author tries to infuse some softness in her domineering guise. This lady really takes no crap, from ANYONE! Even those who really don’t deserve her vitriol. It’s an interesting dynamic. There were some parts I literally went, “Yay girl!”, while others caused, “woah girl.” She’s snarky, witty and over powered. But I still kinda loved her. I’m intrigu So many thoughts I’m so mixed on this book! On one hand, I loved it, on the other hand, I couldn’t relate to it. Our FMC is beyond tough, even as the author tries to infuse some softness in her domineering guise. This lady really takes no crap, from ANYONE! Even those who really don’t deserve her vitriol. It’s an interesting dynamic. There were some parts I literally went, “Yay girl!”, while others caused, “woah girl.” She’s snarky, witty and over powered. But I still kinda loved her. I’m intrigued to see where this will go. First person, single POV, medium burn RH, PNR, Academy. Rating = R. Adult. Romantic dynamic = unsure of final outcome, but atm, MFM. Character age range = 19+ Pros: - FMC is strong, both mentally and physically. And she won’t apologize for it or try to soften to make others more comfortable. - Quite a bit of insight to the drawn out speeches. - I am enjoying the side characters. - Metaplot is curious. Cons: - FMC is an @sshole- and not in the way some see strong women, but the kind that you’d label any guy with that attitude as an @sshole. - Some conclusions are drawn without explanation or lead up, just sudden inclusion to the conversations that made me read it twice, wondering if I missed something. - Minor editing errors.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    More please!!! I loved the book! I think Tamsin is the perfect heroine - smart, hidden identity and talents, and I loved that the inheritance allows her to be generous and explore her heritage. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Honestly, one of the best premises for a supernatural series ever. More please!!! I loved the book! I think Tamsin is the perfect heroine - smart, hidden identity and talents, and I loved that the inheritance allows her to be generous and explore her heritage. I'm really looking forward to the next book. Honestly, one of the best premises for a supernatural series ever.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dallass

    The last fairy. Enjoyed the synopsis, and for the most part the story was pretty hood. I loved the interactions between Tasmin and the faculty regarding the debt. Also her nemesis of the book, Blake, was extremely unlikeable, and that made her a perfect foil for the snarky and bitchy moments that broke up some of the intensity. Tamsin is a strong woman who has dealt with dark issues in her past and strives to help other women from feeling helpless. She comes across as a mature woman, not a 19 yo, The last fairy. Enjoyed the synopsis, and for the most part the story was pretty hood. I loved the interactions between Tasmin and the faculty regarding the debt. Also her nemesis of the book, Blake, was extremely unlikeable, and that made her a perfect foil for the snarky and bitchy moments that broke up some of the intensity. Tamsin is a strong woman who has dealt with dark issues in her past and strives to help other women from feeling helpless. She comes across as a mature woman, not a 19 yo, which is where I have issues with these YA-but-not-YA stories. Not sure how I feel about a professor having an almost affair with a student. Sure she’s over 18, but it comes of a little sleezy. Then there’s Hudson. You’ll have to experience that for yourself. Found the ongoing shenanigans fun enough that I’ll pick up book 2 3.5 stars ⭐️

  11. 5 out of 5

    Taryn

    The note at the beginning, even though not part of the story, really sets the tone for the rest of the book. Most people have a copyright, basically hey, this belongs to me, please don't reproduce without permission and make sure you pay for it, okay? Well, Flynn decided that nice person stuff is for passive sissies and comes at you hard, ranting about pirating and assholes who don't pay for books and the onus is on YOU, the reader, to do something about it. Time to switch to decaf and take a Va The note at the beginning, even though not part of the story, really sets the tone for the rest of the book. Most people have a copyright, basically hey, this belongs to me, please don't reproduce without permission and make sure you pay for it, okay? Well, Flynn decided that nice person stuff is for passive sissies and comes at you hard, ranting about pirating and assholes who don't pay for books and the onus is on YOU, the reader, to do something about it. Time to switch to decaf and take a Valium, lady. Tamsin is pretty much Flynn's copyright page. She acts like she stepped out of the depths of r/socialjusticewarriors and will not shut up about every issue and slight she comes across. Attack first, kidnap, and ask questions later? Sure, not cool, but no need to have a three page rant about it. Same goes for pretty much everything that comes out of her mouth. Not everything has to be turned into a life lesson only she can deliver unto the masses. I was surprised no one punched her in the mouth at some point, but of course, she has ninja skills or some shit, so she'd be too pro to get hit. Instead, she'll go on a tirade and people will nod along and agree, unless they're the enemy. In fact, sometimes I think she sees people as the enemy just so she can rant. Like, this female professor who has the hots for Craftsman is given a dressing down by Tamsin because reasons (aka, Tamsin called dibs on this guy). And Craftsman is quick to assure Tamsin that the professor may want to fuck him, but he's super not interested and would rather have Tamsin flash him in class. Come on, now. Being the last fairy (although I really doubt it) is fine, but how convenient that Tamsin's best friend happens to be a powerful dragon, her roommate loves her to pieces, her professor has the hots for her, she's mated to a dragon prince, her tutor thinks she's the only decent rich kid at school, the headmaster thinks she's the greatest thing since sliced bread, etc, etc. I went to college. It's not high school with the cliques and popularity and all that crap (though, arguably, some high schools aren't like that, either). You know people in your program, your friends from before college, and maybe your roommate and their circle of friends. Everyone's too busy studying to worry about popularity. No one should have given two shits about Tamsin, unknown or not, but of course the main character has to be popular and loved without effort. Gag. The guys and their harem status looks to be a thing that'll happen gradually. There's Craftsman, Hudson, Darby, some dudes I can't remember their names because they were so scarce. Hudson is the dragon prince who is Tamsin's mate (it's not said, but it's really obvious), and all they do is hook up and he mind-speaks at her because she's a telepath. Craftsman is one of the professors, and at first I liked him a lot and found him hot, but oh man, some of the stuff that he does. He berates several of his students for thinking of him as a piece of meat, then turns around and lets Tamsin treat him like a piece of meat. He begs her to let him see her panties, because apparently that's sexy. 🤷‍♀️ Darby starts off as a jerk because he thinks Tamsin wants him to do her homework for her, but after she flaunts her wealth everywhere to make the poor, underpriveledged scholarship students feel appreciated, he now drools over her like everyone else. The other guys are guards? I dunno, we barely see them. The dirty talk in this, I can't even. Is it supposed to be sexy? More like cringey. This book really needs a content editor. Tamsin's SJW rants need to be cut way down. I swear they make up fifty percent of the book. There's a whole chapter where Tamsin and her roommate go on Magical Amazon and Magical Sam's Club to order stuff for their room, and we need to hear about what kind of microwave they want and if they need Q-tips and bed sheets. There's also plenty of chapters for each class Tamsin has, just so she can rant or show off how amazing she is. The only conflict was a freshman mean girl named Blake who tried to get Tamsin to leave or thrown out or something so she could be Queen Bee, but Tamsin is too smart for this chick and turns it all around on her so she almost gets expelled. Give me a break. Despite all of its issues, I gave this book three stars because at least it's entertaining trash.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kuitarin

    I finished it, but just barely. I found myself rewriting parts of this book in my head even as I read it. The pacing is too fast in some parts and too slow in others, the leading lady is meant to be tough but comes off sociopathic, and the love interests were stilted and lacking any kind of heat beyond "he's a hottie". There was no real plot point to the book beyond fmc's surging power and an array of bullies. I kept waiting for a climax, but instead we get a pizza party. And the sex... oh boy. I finished it, but just barely. I found myself rewriting parts of this book in my head even as I read it. The pacing is too fast in some parts and too slow in others, the leading lady is meant to be tough but comes off sociopathic, and the love interests were stilted and lacking any kind of heat beyond "he's a hottie". There was no real plot point to the book beyond fmc's surging power and an array of bullies. I kept waiting for a climax, but instead we get a pizza party. And the sex... oh boy. The sex scenes needed serious work. The FMC gets orgasms willy nilly. One well written O would do better than six (yes supposedly six in one round of sex) haphazard ones. I found myself skimming large parts of the book, as the FMC tends to rant on the same things for what seem like pages and pages. Not to mention we're supposed to believe she's some kind of defender of the little guy, but she literally calls it her "good deed for the day", like it's some check box to be ticked--an action without any deeper emotional motivation or impact. I like the premise, which is why I pushed to finish, but it deserved more attention to do it properly. I mourn the possibilities of what this book could have been, but will never get to be.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    Loving the new series Great first book for a new series. Loved it, characters are interesting and varied. Yet another unique take on this genre. Can't wait for the next book. I have enjoyed reading many of Erin R Flynn's series I would recommend them all. Loving the new series Great first book for a new series. Loved it, characters are interesting and varied. Yet another unique take on this genre. Can't wait for the next book. I have enjoyed reading many of Erin R Flynn's series I would recommend them all.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bec

    I thought this was written by a first time writer, then I saw the author's back catalogue and was utterly shocked. The story was okay, but the FMC was abrasive and the writing was just... not great. I thought this was written by a first time writer, then I saw the author's back catalogue and was utterly shocked. The story was okay, but the FMC was abrasive and the writing was just... not great.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Motaung

    Nice and easy read. Self-proclaimed cliché and actually is unapologetic about it. The only problem is, there's absolutely nothing worthwhile happening. An orphaned sup girl left with humans as a baby, doesn't know what she is until she accidentally flares up and is found by Artemis University. So the whole book is basically her registering for classes, attending her first classes, eating at the cafeteria, buying books, making friends, flirting with guys, learning about her magic etc. Oh and a me Nice and easy read. Self-proclaimed cliché and actually is unapologetic about it. The only problem is, there's absolutely nothing worthwhile happening. An orphaned sup girl left with humans as a baby, doesn't know what she is until she accidentally flares up and is found by Artemis University. So the whole book is basically her registering for classes, attending her first classes, eating at the cafeteria, buying books, making friends, flirting with guys, learning about her magic etc. Oh and a mean bitchy bully, how can I forget that. So far no bad guys or anyone after her. I hope the introduction is done and now we can get to the good stuff.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Danae

    Another typical academy series. this time the MC is a fairy (last known) and wents to the university of the supernaturals as "unknown". So everyone is guessing what she is. It is a reverse harem but that stuff is slow and that is okay. The MC is a bit too sassy and the others could really give a bit more contra to her. A bit humility wouldn't hurt her. But well - altogether it is easy entertaining. the universe itself seems interesting. Another typical academy series. this time the MC is a fairy (last known) and wents to the university of the supernaturals as "unknown". So everyone is guessing what she is. It is a reverse harem but that stuff is slow and that is okay. The MC is a bit too sassy and the others could really give a bit more contra to her. A bit humility wouldn't hurt her. But well - altogether it is easy entertaining. the universe itself seems interesting.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla Wolf

    Fantastic I loved it! What a great start to a new series! I cannot wait to dive further into this story!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carole

    Fun read! I really enjoyed both the characters and the storyline. This was a fun quick read. Can't wait for book 2. Fun read! I really enjoyed both the characters and the storyline. This was a fun quick read. Can't wait for book 2.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Excellent Couldn’t p it down! I loved the characters and everything about it. I can’t wait to read the next book!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sylvia

    Great book!! I had an idea about this book before I read it and it was like the same school like all the other supe- Academy books. But this is really different in a good way. I liked it a lot.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha Wildman

    Wish it were more Really wanted to love the book... but it felt like every major character shared the same brain. Don't know if that is a good description. It was confusing how the main character came to conclusions and then the others just 'got it' without missing a beat, while I had to reread to have it make sense and 'get it's. Then, it just didn't seem plausible how they were all on the same page. I think it just got lost in translation, because the writer knows everything and therefore all t Wish it were more Really wanted to love the book... but it felt like every major character shared the same brain. Don't know if that is a good description. It was confusing how the main character came to conclusions and then the others just 'got it' without missing a beat, while I had to reread to have it make sense and 'get it's. Then, it just didn't seem plausible how they were all on the same page. I think it just got lost in translation, because the writer knows everything and therefore all the characters know it too. I didn't find that enjoyable, would have loved them to have more autonomy. The only one that was separate was Hudson, only because he has extra tricks than everyone else. I also seriously forgot who was what species, because there was just so much so fast and not a lot of little hints to further make each character stand out. Then there was the whole over explain thing in the beginning that came off as lots of tirades that was cumbersome to read. The ending of this book was rather cut and dry, seemed rushed and just didn't seem to add anything to the story or plot, nor close any loose ends. The book was interesting enough that I'm going on to the next.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cassie Guest

    I will admit that the heroine was indeed a badass. She also was extremely levelheaded and fair, however everything was just too easy. She was literally handed everything and we do not get to watch any personal struggle unless it's with the guys. Now the romance was the probably the biggest problem I had with this book. *** semi spoiler*** She literally fucks a guy she does not even know. She has only seen him around campus. He already treats her like he is in love with her. And there is no subst I will admit that the heroine was indeed a badass. She also was extremely levelheaded and fair, however everything was just too easy. She was literally handed everything and we do not get to watch any personal struggle unless it's with the guys. Now the romance was the probably the biggest problem I had with this book. *** semi spoiler*** She literally fucks a guy she does not even know. She has only seen him around campus. He already treats her like he is in love with her. And there is no substance to him like AT ALL. Now for the teacher, I can see the development. Nonetheless, he is her TEACHER and he does not have any problem playing around with her. Dude where are the morals?? Then the heroine acts all jealous if anyone touches him, but she doesn't even let him know till later that she is fucking a dude that literally just gives her the *orgasm tingle??? Like where is the development??

  23. 4 out of 5

    Heather Mccloud

    DNF This one confused the hell out of me. I read the book up until 54% and then stopped. First of all the FMC really was too much. I am all about having a strong female lead but Tamsin just came across as a [email protected]#h a lot of the time. She was just plain annoying when she didn't need to be and very defensive. Second of all the plot was insignificant. No basis, no problem, no goal. Most of the what I did read was Tamsin and her roommate Izzy preparing their dorm and ordering supplies...what? I think i DNF This one confused the hell out of me. I read the book up until 54% and then stopped. First of all the FMC really was too much. I am all about having a strong female lead but Tamsin just came across as a [email protected]#h a lot of the time. She was just plain annoying when she didn't need to be and very defensive. Second of all the plot was insignificant. No basis, no problem, no goal. Most of the what I did read was Tamsin and her roommate Izzy preparing their dorm and ordering supplies...what? I think it has potential, the writing was good and hardly any grammar mistakes and I believe that if I could have actually finished then the guys in the novel would come together but most of the characters were two dimensional at best,not a lot of personality nor descriptors. Just a three star for me.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jessi

    This was eventful First off, who is Adam and why do we as readers care about him? Also the note about piracy, super classy. I DNF hardcore of this one. Go past the first chapter and had to put this down. We opened with a scene that was...ok. badass lead but not really doing something because of reasons that are explained in kind of a lame way. I get the sense that this book could be ok given the chance but the notes at the beginning ruined the vibe of the story. Had I ignored that I think I could This was eventful First off, who is Adam and why do we as readers care about him? Also the note about piracy, super classy. I DNF hardcore of this one. Go past the first chapter and had to put this down. We opened with a scene that was...ok. badass lead but not really doing something because of reasons that are explained in kind of a lame way. I get the sense that this book could be ok given the chance but the notes at the beginning ruined the vibe of the story. Had I ignored that I think I could have given it a chance. But I read them and all I could envision was some person airing their personal issues and turning into a story where they turn out on top. I mean, kudos to the writer for working through things. But was this really the time and place for that drama?

  25. 4 out of 5

    CARLA

    https://celebrityreaders.com/2020/04/... I was very hesitant in reading this book. In part because I don't really like university series. But a group I'm a part of posted an excerpt and it intrigued me enough to overcome my hesitatition and try it. SO GLAD I DID! Tamsin is the most fleshed out chraracter I've ever read, if a bit arrogant, stubborn and self centered. In fact, I'm not even sure I like her at all. LOL, but her story is so wonderful. She has a very stong will, enough self-esteem for https://celebrityreaders.com/2020/04/... I was very hesitant in reading this book. In part because I don't really like university series. But a group I'm a part of posted an excerpt and it intrigued me enough to overcome my hesitatition and try it. SO GLAD I DID! Tamsin is the most fleshed out chraracter I've ever read, if a bit arrogant, stubborn and self centered. In fact, I'm not even sure I like her at all. LOL, but her story is so wonderful. She has a very stong will, enough self-esteem for 10 teenagers and sex appeal for days! One thing I really hate about her is the fact that she is always so defensive about everything that people say to her. Her thinking is a bit one sided and she jumps the gun and tears into them for their views if she doesn't agree with them. Then if she is shown she's wrong, she will apologize, which I guess isn't so one sided but she gets offended so damn fast without even trying to understand where the other person is coming from. I see a lot of arguments that could have been avoided if she would just have listened first instead of feeling slighted over some imaginary transgression. This happens quite a bit and it got old real fast. There was also a lot of the same metaphors being used, like the steam coming out of the ears, that must have beeen in there at LEAST four times. Three times too many. I love that the supporting characters aren't just token girls who only come around to talk about buys or all guys who like her just cause they want to get in her pants. The professor/student quasi-affair is very well laid out and not too over the top. The dragon prince, Hudson, gives us sex without drama. I really like Darby and Izzy or is it Lizzy? I can;t remember all their names because there are so many side characters that have a big role. I fully intend to read more in this series but I need a break because her story is so involved and full of drama, I need something thats a bit less involved.

  26. 5 out of 5

    CarolKat

    Tamsin is going about her business of helping those who want out of the streetwalking business when she has a major power surge. This one was large enough to attract some folks that know what just happened. They come to collect her, but when she starts fighting they kind of magically knock her out. Not a very smart move but it worked for them. When she regains consciousness she is confronted with what appears to be the board members of Artemis University. They start discussing what happened with Tamsin is going about her business of helping those who want out of the streetwalking business when she has a major power surge. This one was large enough to attract some folks that know what just happened. They come to collect her, but when she starts fighting they kind of magically knock her out. Not a very smart move but it worked for them. When she regains consciousness she is confronted with what appears to be the board members of Artemis University. They start discussing what happened with her and when she agrees to find out what she is, everyone gets a heck of a shock. She is the last known fairy alive. After the fairies were called home, they never returned and the portals went dark and sealed. After finishing up some business and returning with the professor to the campus, Tamsin crashes in her new dorm room. She's awakened the next morning, early, by her tutor, Darby. Who proceeds to tell her the plan for the day. But first breakfast and a bit of drama from someone who wants Darby as her tutor so he can do her work for her. Darby is a scholarship student and they pay their way by tutoring and any other job they are told to do. I really love the way Tamsin puts everyone in their place, pretty much immediately. This continues as the book progresses and the bullies just keep coming. We meet a lot of people in this book, so here's just a glimpse. Darby is a vampire, then Izzy, her roommate is a witch. Her best friend Mel from the human world turns out to be a dragon and a well known one at that. She has a thing for Dr. Craftsman and also a dragon Hudson Vogel. She also refuses to say what she is, this is for her protection but others seriously want to know. The things she inherits being the last fairy make her transition a bit easier but the power bursts and telepathy are both problems for her. Plenty of laughs, snark, and some sizzling scenes as Tamsin starts forming relationships. I can't wait to start the next book in this series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Danielle (Danniegurl)

    Great flow, good read BUT Great flow, good reading BUT most of the book is told in the telling manner, which can get annoying because it isn’t as in depth. We are in a first person POV with Tamsin, but we get lots of glossing. Example would be I went to pick up my soda. That’s telling, showing is I grabbed my soda popped open the lid and drank down the fizzed soda. It describes what’s going on. Or like I’m hot vs the sweat is rolling down my face from the sweltering sun. Now you know she’s hot, yo Great flow, good read BUT Great flow, good reading BUT most of the book is told in the telling manner, which can get annoying because it isn’t as in depth. We are in a first person POV with Tamsin, but we get lots of glossing. Example would be I went to pick up my soda. That’s telling, showing is I grabbed my soda popped open the lid and drank down the fizzed soda. It describes what’s going on. Or like I’m hot vs the sweat is rolling down my face from the sweltering sun. Now you know she’s hot, you know the sun is out and it’s a warm day. It gives info. So that bugs me big time. It’s the difference between super excellent writers and good writers. There were also some spelling issues, or it being unclear what was being said because for me the words didn’t work right. Or flow well. Tamsin is an awesome badass character, so far I’m really enjoying her story, and how badass she is. In this book though we are spent acclimating to going to school, and starting with classes but we actually don’t get a lot of that. It’s mostly dealing with her inheritance not even dealing with classes. There wasn’t a big showdown climax either. Hudson, I love Hudson but I want to know much about that energy. I want to know more. I’m fully going to binge this out as long as I can handle the telling style of writing. The book would have been even better if it was showing and more in depth. The last sex scene is where we leave off in this book, first it was glossed over, not in the moment with the details. But ending it there was odd for me as I didn’t feel like the book was done or over. Like I said I barely felt that we got to a big point in the story for it to end. Overall though I’m intrigued and fully invested.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    Just so people know, I do not give 1 star reviews lightly. I know books are enormous achievements and efforts by their authors however they turn out and I don't like belittling that. I also really don't like reviewing books that I don't finish. I can count on two hands the number of books I have given up on in my whole life, and think reviewers who give up and still comment usually aren't giving the hook a fair evaluation. With these facts in mind, it might be that I will return to this book and Just so people know, I do not give 1 star reviews lightly. I know books are enormous achievements and efforts by their authors however they turn out and I don't like belittling that. I also really don't like reviewing books that I don't finish. I can count on two hands the number of books I have given up on in my whole life, and think reviewers who give up and still comment usually aren't giving the hook a fair evaluation. With these facts in mind, it might be that I will return to this book and potentially raise its star rating, but right now I just can't. Have you ever been about to get on a plane and grabbed something to read that you found out was truly awful? That was what I did with this book. I didn’t have time to do my normal level of due diligence so I had very low expectations but this is just shockingly bad, especially as the author claims to have written 100 books in the bio. The writing is so grating that it constantly breaks immersion. From the beginning nothing is said - everything is snapped, snickered or sighed. The emotions of the characters and the power dynamics in the scenes change so rapidly they don’t make any sense and it disrupts the story. Is the heroine supposed to be tough and noble or sadistic and patronizing? I have literally no idea because she shifts between personas multiple times every time she does anything. I gave up at 5%. The info dump trial/interview was bad enough before she threw a knife at someone judging her, but then the patient headmaster smirked at her nervousness (all of these descriptors are copied from the book) and that was it for me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    JR Rhodes

    I think I give this book a 3.5 star. Overall I like the series so far, but a lot of work needs to be done. The first few chapters are super rushed through. The author does not take her time to introduce you to this new world but just dumps a bunch of information on you. I think I have mixed feeling about it because in a way I appreciate it since there are so many PRN books out there with similar background but then there is the part where the author mentions the FMC being able to read thought in I think I give this book a 3.5 star. Overall I like the series so far, but a lot of work needs to be done. The first few chapters are super rushed through. The author does not take her time to introduce you to this new world but just dumps a bunch of information on you. I think I have mixed feeling about it because in a way I appreciate it since there are so many PRN books out there with similar background but then there is the part where the author mentions the FMC being able to read thought in passing. I had to do a double take and make sure I read that right since it came out of nowhere. But then the authors spends a good amount of time on the chapter where the FMC goes shopping on this exclusive store and goes into detail on everything she is buying for herself and for her friends. I just think the author needs to improve immensely the story line and plot. I do like the FMC who know who she is but i can tell will go through some character growth. Although I do think everything is coming way to easy for her so far. The only think she seems to have a hard time with is Math. I also appreciate the lack of insta love and that the author is making you guess and wonder who will end up on the FMC harem in the end. Like I said, I like the serie so far. It’s not amazing or mind blowing but a good read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Heather Russell

    If you LOVED the Dr. Kelly Murphy series then You'll LOVE this one! This book was so hard to put down! Erin R. Flynn puts a spin on a Fairy book that I don't think I've seen before as Tamsin Vale is the last known Fairy on Earth. She's kidnapped to Artemis University and before she knows it is enrolled in this school so that she can learn her powers in a "safe" environment. To keep her safe she decides she want to keep what she is undeclared. But now everyone want to learn what she is. She can If you LOVED the Dr. Kelly Murphy series then You'll LOVE this one! This book was so hard to put down! Erin R. Flynn puts a spin on a Fairy book that I don't think I've seen before as Tamsin Vale is the last known Fairy on Earth. She's kidnapped to Artemis University and before she knows it is enrolled in this school so that she can learn her powers in a "safe" environment. To keep her safe she decides she want to keep what she is undeclared. But now everyone want to learn what she is. She can kick ass and take names but she won't have to do it alone as she has some Allies to help against the Elite students (Rich Kids) who think they have all the power and will find out the hard way that not all is as it seems! What will happen to her in this new school? Well to find out you'll have to read it! Erin R. Flynn pulls you into a book that you won't want to put down, so grab a drink/snack and a comfy seat and start reading this Fantastic book today! Can't wait for the next book in this series!

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